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More than five years ago, we here at Abnormal Use compiled a list of songs about lawyers and judges. It was quite a feat! If you’re feeling nostalgic or wish to cite to a song about expert witnesses, revisit that list here!

Congratulations to GWB’s Greg Sloan who has been elected Eastern Regional Vice President for the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.  The Eastern Region is the largest region of the NARTC with 25 states.

Okay, so who has watched “Stranger Things” on Netflix?

Our favorite tweet of late, from our own Stuart Mauney, deals with the perils of email and vacation.

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So, we’re only somewhat excited by the release of Suicide Squad, which seems both intriguing and silly at the same time. We remember the comic book from the 1980’s, and although we here at Abnormal Use may have owned an issue or two, we don’t remember reading them. In fact, our editor most definitely owned 1987’s Suicide Squad #1, the cover of which is depicted above. But we just don’t know if we can bring ourselves to see the new film at the theaters. Alas, as they say.

We are told that today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Revolver by The Beatles. Can you imagine that five decades ago a band released such gems as “She Said, She Said,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “For No One” all on the same album? That’s an amazing feat.

Our favorite legal tweet of late comes from our own John Cuttino, and you can probably guess why.

 

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We here at Abnormal Use are very pleased to announce that our own Mills Gallivan has been named President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) with his term as President ending in July of 2017. As you may recall, Mills has authored a post or three here at Abnormal Use, and you can view the archive of his contributions by clicking here.

To all of this week’s weary takers of state bar examinations, get some rest.

So who’s seen Star Trek Beyond? Any thoughts? We must confess we enjoyed it, and once some time has passed, we may offer some thoughts about the usage of popular music in the film. But, dear readers, this is a spoiler free zone, so we will share no more details here at this time.

Our favorite legal tweet of the week references a feeling we too experience:

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Okay, so we here at Abnormal Use saw the new Ghostbusters film last night, and we can report that we enjoyed it! Funny, for the most part, and save for the wholly typical big budget action climax at the film’s end, the film worked! In fact, the only cringeworthy moments were the cameos of the members of the original cast (which seemed awkward, forced, and generally inconsistent with the other portions of the film). Our recommendation: Go see it. Above, to celebrate the release of the new film and the renewal of the franchise, we’ve appended the cover of Ghostbusters #1, published not so long ago in 2011.

Congratulations to our own John T. Lay, who has been elected president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)! For more information on that news, please see here.

Did you read Keith Lee’s “Is PokemonGo Illegal?” blog post this week? Speaking of which, our favorite legal tweet of the week is Pokemon related:

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Did you see that Steven Adler, the former Guns N’ Roses drummer, played with Axl Rose and Slash for the first time since 1990? How about that?

Don’t forget that you can always follow Abnormal Use on Facebook by going here!

Best Lawyers published its Spring 2016 Business Edition this month. In this edition, Best Lawyers printed its inaugural directory of “Women in the Law.” Our Greenville attorneys Debbie Brown, Stephanie Flynn, and Jennifer Johnsen were honored in this edition with listings. For more information, please see here.

Our favorite legal tweet of late comes from our editor, who recently wished the Overlawyered blog a happy 17th birthday

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July from we here at the Abnormal Use law blog and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A.! We wish you a safe and festive holiday, and we trust that you will enjoy the day and decline to spend it in the office (if at all possible). We’ll be back tomorrow with regular posts as per usual!

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What did everyone think of that “Game of Thrones” finale last weekend?

So, according to The Onion AV Club, Apple “obtained a patent on technology that will disable your phone’s camera when it detects a specific infrared signal,” suggesting that those using their iPhone at a concert might be thwarted. Believe it or not, we addressed this very topic in a 2011 post entitled “On iPhones, Surreptitious Concert Taping, and The Future.” Are we prescient?

Although we love craft brewers, we are not ready for cookie dough beer.

We here at Abnormal Use and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. hope that you have a safe and festive Fourth of July holiday weekend. Try not to do too much billable work over the long weekend. In fact, try to enjoy the world a bit without worrying about work for a few hours.

We’re a bit puzzled by our favorite legal tweet of late, but we still keep trying to imagine the scene depicted therein.

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Above, you’ll find the cover of Independence Day #2, a comic book adaptation published way, way back in the halcyon days of 1996 (to coincide with the release of the film). Well, as you may know, the film’s sequels hits theaters this week, and although we’re a bit hesitant to endorse it, we’ll probably see it. After all, we remember standing in line in early July of 1996 to see the first one (which morally obligates us to see the sequel). That’s how at works, or so we’ve been told.

As we mentioned yesterday, we will be at the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting this weekend in Charlotte. Say hi if you see us, and be sure to follow the hashtag #NCBAAM16 on Twitter if you’re interested in the event.

Did anyone go see The Cure in concert last night in Charlotte?

If the representations in our favorite legal tweet of the week are true, we need to see Finding Dory (as we adore jokes about warning labels). See below, and hap tip to Bob Dorigo Jones.

Abnormal Use at the NCBA Annual Meeting

As you may know, we here at Abnormal Use often travel to conventions and meetings far and wide. As fate would have it, though, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Meeting takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, where we have an office (and where our editor, Jim Dedman, is based). Accordingly, Jim will be at the NCBA Annual Meeting, and we suspect he’ll be tweeting from it using the Annual Meeting’s official hashtag, #NCBAAM16. In fact, as you’ll see below, he’s already at it.

If you also happen to find yourself at the meeting, be certain to say hello!

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We here at Abnormal Use are nostalgic persons, and we must commend the dear YouTube user who posted a video of a 1996 drive through the City of Austin, Texas (which our editor once called home). It’s a trip back in time, and you can watch the video here.

Country music singer David Allan Coe now finds himself in legal trouble with the IRS.

Don’t forget that HeroesCon takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina this very weekend.

Our favorite legal tweet of late comes from Judge Dillard, and you can find it below.